- Escape and Evasion
- Everyday Carry
Special Activities Development (SAD) Tool 3.0
Designed by 4TACS and manufactured in the UK by OscarDelta SPD.
The Special Activities Development Tool is 301 Full Hard Stainless Steel that differs from other forms of 301 in that it has been hard cold rolledto its full hard condition.
This increases its fatigue life. In its full hard condition, type 301 stainless steel has a tensile strength of 185,000 PSI minimum, and a minimum
yield strength of 140,000 PSI.
With the appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding can be used to facilitate escape from unlawful restraints and captivity
using non-destructive methods. It is recommended that you have one spare SAD Tool that can be used for 'development' to explore
the capabilities and potential applications of the tool. These 'special activities' require access to a set of handcuffs,
heavy duty cable-ties and a budget padlock (pin and cylinder that locks on one side of the shackle).
With practice you will be able to remove handcuffs without a key (single and double/transport lock) and exploit weaknesses in
the handcuff design to bypass the double-lock mechanism to allow for shimming etc. These methods can be used on so called 'high security'
handcuffs that have additional features that would normally require a unique or non-standard key to operate.
With continued practice it works quicker than a key for taking off the double-lock, particularly when handcuffed to the rear.
You can also use the tool to open a budget padlock without a key and remove cable-ties using non-destructive methods.